Feb 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
says he will block confirmation of chuck hagel for defense secretary and john brennan for c.i.a. until they clear up issues ranging from the terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi to enhanced interrogation techniques for suspected terrorists. i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the c.i.a. directorship, hagel to be confirmed to secretary of defense until white house gives us an accounting. >> democrats are angry and worried. >> what is unfortunate is the account to politicize an issue. they need to be confirmed. >> hagel is not for defense secretary faces committee vote wednesday. some republicans, though not mccain threatened to walk out in protest. hagel and brennan nomination could be put on hold before a final floor vote. should either nomination get that far they could face filibusters. >> i want 60-vote margin. you don't have to fill buster to get. they would threat on the call 60-vote margin. >> the president's only new confirmed secretary is john kerry replacing hillary clinton at state. but kerry was the president's second choice, only after u.n.
Feb 18, 2013 3:00pm PST
will ever become a reality? let me know on twitter. follow me @brettbaier. those who support chuck hagel as defense secretary indicate they will likely allow a vote after they return from recess next week. south carolina's grahamm from says he will take hagel at his word he does not recall making a comment that the state department is adjunct of the israeli foreign minister's office. hagel wrote to graham "i completely disavow the content of the aed statement attributed to me." there is no video or audio so far of that supposed remark. at rutgers university of 2007. also journalist bob woodward says while some senate democrats have asked the white house if hagel would withdraw, the answer has been no. the man who succeeded hagel in the senate will not seek re-election next year. republican mike johan of nebraska says he wants to focus on his family. mccain tells nbc most of his senate colleague colleagues wile to support a bipartisan gun control package that could include unver a background checks. "usa today" writes gun shoppe owners are reporting ammunition shortals in part because of
Feb 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
of defense secretary of defense said and every thinker things except for chuck hagel. he thought they were great a year and a year and a half ago. it worries me president obama is -- he's the commander in chief. it's unbelievable he's playing around with our national security this way. having said that, republicans in the house should do what they did last year, they did pass a replacement for sequester through the house with republican votes that made clear it was not the republican's preferred policy. they wanted to save defense and to change the domestic cuts paid for by other cuts. i think you need an alternative. i don't agree can charles. i think if the republican position is accept sequester the president says theories a half -- here's a halfway proposal. i don't like that position. >> there's nothing against offering an alternative. and it probably would be a good idea but the alternative has to be equal amount of cuts and no hikes in taxes. you could -- anybody in an hour would device smarter cuts. but you have to be prepared for a sequester to occur. otherwise, you lose all your